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Book Details

History in the Headlines

Half a Century of the Most Notable Events in El Cajon Valley and Surrounding Areas

Author: Del Hood

This book is sure to become a ready reference for San Diego’s East County history. A half-century of El Cajon Valley’s most notable events, from 1950 to 2000, are chronicled here as a ready reference to the area’s important historical moments. More than 1,700 “little stories” about what happened in the valley and in neighboring communities were headline stories in The Valley News and The Daily Californian during those years. The events are presented in chronological order and are designed as a guide for those who wish to search for more information about specific events or news-makers. Many of the entries include illustrations. Microfilm containing details of these events is available at El Cajon Library.

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About the Author

Del Hood

Del Hood

Del Hood, a graduate of Hastings College and the University of Nebraska School of Journalism, worked for the Baker (OR) Democrat-Herald and Eugene (OR) The Register-Guard and earned his master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He spent 30 years as an editor of The Daily Californian in El Cajon. Hood received many awards for his writing from Sigma Delta Chi, California Newspaper Publishers Association, San Diego Press Club, Associated Press and other organizations. His memoir, The Triumph of Belva Jane, was published in 2015. Now retired, hand his wife enjoy time with their daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren. Yogurt Factory in Temecula is the family-owned and operated business.